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??Best Camera-phone under $500??

By: GardenGrrl , 10:56 AM GMT on March 07, 2017

Hi Folks, really going to miss the blogs for asking questions like this.

It's time for a new phone. According to tech reviewers all phones under $500 are "cheap". Perhaps I need to become a tech reviewer.

Who really likes the camera on their cellphone? What kind is it? Do you wish you had someone elses cellphone camera? Inquiring camera buff wants to know. Oh yeah, also need the phone part.


PS, before the blogs disappear dear friends and lurkers, if I don't have your contact info and you would like to stay in contact send a WU mail before it is all gone forever.


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85. RobDaHood
3:02 AM GMT on March 30, 2017
I forgot to tell you. If you want me to give you a blog, there is a condition.
You have to bring Syd and Roxie!
Hope your phone arrives soon and that you love it!
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84. GardenGrrl
4:08 PM GMT on March 29, 2017
Good Morning, the rain did show up at about 3:30am last night it was more wind than rain coming from the west dogonnit!

It was a hard wind right before trash day so I have the entire contents it seems of someones recycling bin in the form of plastic bottles, cans and paper in my yard. Will get out later and recycle it to my bin lol.

Quite sunny and pleasant outside am enjoying the view from the window. Cardinals and House Finches and Waxwings Oh My! Since sticking to safflower seeds, suet and the efforts of a territorial Mockingbird named Fluffy, the sparrows have left and I just get a handful of pretty birds that eat and leave. My porch is no longer a nasty mess of sparrow droppings. Thank you Fluffy. Fluffy likes shelled peanuts so I put a few on the porch rail a couple times a week. He does not let any other bird on the porch.

Hi Tony, Roxie got to go to doggie camp for a couple of days. I think she had fun. Looks like she put on a bit of weight. The staff rather spoil her.

Hi Barb, oh that poor bird. He looks traumatized. Tough guy though to make it through that serious a dousing. So, are you going to bring more travel blogs to the Ark2? Really hope so. Really enjoy your virtual trips through Germany and the one trip to Turkey.

Hi Mass, I hope more than just a handful of bloggers pull their weather stations from IBM/WU. No free data from the people without giving back to the community.

Hi Calpoppy, that was some big hail quite close. The gal that texted the two inch hail was only a few miles away. Yeah, I kind of think we all have been keeping extra busy just to get used to the idea that how we meet again is going to change. It is also hard to go between several social media sites and keep up with ones home life.

Well, my new phone is delayed and won't be here until tomorrow, so off to the back yard instead of watching the door for the UPS guy that does a pretty quick dash if you are not right at the door.
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83. masshysteria
12:26 PM GMT on March 29, 2017
Quoting 95. GardenGrrl on Masshysteria's site:

Hi Mass, WU keeps saying I'm getting rain. The maps in your blog say probably not.


Hi G/G!!!~ I, myself, am hoping that WU's now lost its full credibility or ability to correctly display one's current or future weather forecasts since ... now keep holding tightly onto your winter hats, folks, .... our Friday and Saturday forecasts each call for .... drumroll please .... 5- 8 inches of heavy snow or a potential accumulation of perhaps 10-16 inches altogether???!!!! AAARRRGGGHHH!!!!!! My bet is that they're picking up the wrong weather signals for you but will somehow be accidentally right on the money with me! HAVE MERCY!! Naturally, all this stuff begins on the last day of March, through .. uh hem, Sat. am, April Fools Day, and just when much of our previous snow has finally melted to where some nice green grass is shown. Who the heck is spreading the false rumor that the Northeast has been boycotting spring and perhaps even summer?? That person needs to be sought, found and dealt with immediately! Grumble, grumble, grumble .....

Hopefully, we won't lose any power due to any heavy weight issues (caused by lots of snow accumulation), for it would be like a final stab in my back if I couldn't access my computer on Saturday, April Fools Day, .. ya right, ha, ha, joke on me,.. for the big WU blog sendoff party! May our fate in Mass be miraculously kind!
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82. calpoppy
1:47 PM GMT on March 28, 2017
Hi GG! Well the last week is here, time is flying by way to fast! Those pics of Texas hail were amazing on the news last night!!! What a mess, I guess for windshield companies it is a quick money maker:))

I haven't made up a blog yet at the Ark, got to get going on that one. Just been to darn busy!

Today looks good, no wind so far. It was terribly windy yesterday with a lot of dust blowing out on the highways, great for pitting your windshield:))
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81. masshysteria
1:21 PM GMT on March 28, 2017
Hi G/G! ~ Well, I guess you, me, Sandi and a miniscule bunch are what's left of a dying WU breed of consistent bloggers. LOL! Won't be long before we're scattered about elsewhere on the blogosphere but, thankfully, I'm gradually becoming accustomed to my great new digs on the new Ark. Flickr's good but I still have issues with figuring out how to download a pic once uploaded to he system. Other than that, blogging with the 'Survivor's Group' is a snap.

We're still caught in a recycled mode of cold, damp and dank outside. Tomorrow allegedly holds a temporary reprieve with temps climbing to above 50F, but I'll believe it when I feel it. LOL!

That pic barbamz posted below is heart-breaking. I sure hope that cockatoo manages or managed to recover without being physically or emotionally scarred!
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80. barbamz
12:55 PM GMT on March 28, 2017
Aaawww, with greetings to well sheltered Syd ...

No doubt the Aussie wildlife has seen this kind of thing many times before, but this image of a battered cockatoo certainly captured the attention of the media. ... Source and more see link below.
Cyclone Debbie: Five tales of the storm
BBC, 1 hour ago
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79. plapman
1:31 PM GMT on March 27, 2017
Good morning GG. Have you and Roxie been getting out for walks? I took Abbey for a long walk yesterday and she came home wet from walking through puddles. I use a dirty towel to dry her off. She really likes being rubbed down. Have a good day.
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78. GardenGrrl
9:58 AM GMT on March 27, 2017
Good Morning All, dodged the bullet. My phone blew up with texts from people I know that got two hail and wanted to know how everyone else was doing. Not sure how to take the pictures from the text messages and posting them here, but ya all have seen pictures of two inch hail and tape measures.

Hi Mass, the pinball fest was a blast. Really lucked out again. Just a few miles northeast of me it hit pretty hard. I just stood watching an amazing lightning show from the kitchen window.
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77. masshysteria
4:57 AM GMT on March 27, 2017
Hi G/G!! ~ So relieved to have found out that your area remained out of the box or zone for any tornadic touchdowns! I was watching The Weather Channel earlier Sun. evening and was concerned. Glad, too, that a close friend of mine living in Arkansas wasn't affected as this threat was seemingly far-reaching! Quite the tumultuous weather down there! We have a freezing rain coming in early am, so it will make our roads very slick for commuters. Happy that I don't have to commute anywhere later today. We may reach near 58F on Tuesday but will be short-lived. I can't wait till warmer spring weather finally takes hold here, as we're nearly into April and winter weather won't release!

Love the pics you took of the "Pinball Festival" down there! Many moons ago, while in my early 20's, I would occasionally play pinball at let's say a "watering hole" after playing women's softball in a summer league some miles from where I grew up. I used to do pretty well at pinball and found it, at times, addictive. Well, it's been decades since I played either sport, but those fun memories live on. In any case, happy that you made it there and really had a great time!

I'm still in shock over how I managed to transfer most of my WU blog over to Rob's new web/blogging test site. So thankful, that he'll be able to transfer all that data into the personal ones once he's done formulating and testing things out himself. I would have hated to lose all that I accumulated and achieved here over these past eight years and/or after setting everything up over on his site to boot My IE favorites and Google bookmarks are loaded to the gills as it is, so I didn't want to press my luck adding more sites onto them. It's exciting how things are taking shape on the new Ark and looks like we'll be able to continue with all the info. and fun we shared here. I think I'll still be going through WU withdrawals for awhile but, hopefully, it will all soon taper off. Probably, because there are now three daily blog sites to visit which will keep me incredibly busy! LOL!

Sleep tight and will catch you later tomorrow!

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76. GardenGrrl
11:57 PM GMT on March 26, 2017
Hi All, looks like some weather coming to North Texas. Wind really picked up. Have well developed mammatus clouds over head, flat grey the south and big stuff to the north. Radar looks like most will miss my house.

Pinball Festival was awesome! Here are a few pics. Gots to go to bed and get up early for work.

All kinds of Party Animals came out for the Festival. Look, a Unicorn!



Perhaps it was the influence of Elvira. Cassandra Peterson was signing autographs and pinball paraphernalia as she is a favorite them on Pinball machines.



Dad is starting this little tyke young.



Now this guy is in the Zone!



Well, that's it until next year.



Hi WTS, yes I have been a bit more play and goof off mode than work around the house mode. Heck, it's spring.

Hi Mass, am totally jazzed your weather blog will make it to Rob's. I just stopped at the one here after looking up at the clouds. So far so good. Still in the watch box though.

Hi Sandi, if I were ever to travel back to England, my itinerary would include several of the garden centres I had seen featured in a magazine. Wow. Just wow. You are so lucky to have all those.
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75. sandiquiz
8:07 AM GMT on March 25, 2017
It seems in GB you all take gardening quite seriously.

You got to believe it!! We definitely do!
According to Wiki there are over 2500 garden centres in the UK and that does not include the garden departments at all the Homebase and B&Q stores (Like your Lowes I believe) ... even some supermarkets sell plants, pots and composts.
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74. masshysteria
3:43 AM GMT on March 25, 2017
G/G! ~ Great news! I've pretty much been able to copy many of the WU maps seen on my WU blogsite onto a newly developed one under Masshysteria on Rob's testing site. I've miraculously gotten the hang of it. It shouldn't be too difficult to change the same header each month to reflect each one and the seasons. Check it out when you have the chance. I plan to add the Unysis maps a bit later. I figured out how to insert and link up all posts as well. Spacing and indenting is a breeze due to extra functional buttons offered, so now I won't have to keep manually typing in the space code to center everything on a page. What a relief!

Here's a direct link to my new tester blogging site: Masshysteria's testing blogsite on the newArk2. I believe you've already joined as a member there so access should be no problem. Let me know what you think when you get the chance.

Ylee's webcam site is phenomenal! It shows up clearer, larger and brighter than it did here on WU! He included great selections and used newer additional weatherstickers not seen here. I've got to find out where he procured them and if they're free.
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73. WatchinTheSky
3:32 AM GMT on March 25, 2017
Yay, pinball! Have fun :-) 'no painting, weather too nice' I know that general tune unfortunately for the home projects lol
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72. GardenGrrl
4:03 PM GMT on March 24, 2017
Hi All, it was so windy yesterday that Roxie didn't get much of a walk. Getting pelted with things and clouds of dust sort of took the fun out of it. All that wind brought on a Fire Warning. Good news, lots of rain this morning. Yay.

Today is the start of the Pinball Festival! Won't be around much.

Hi Mom, yes I'm still alive. Am going to have to get you signed on to Flickr or the Ark and Facebook. Well, you are already on Facebook. Funny how neither of us ever used it. You were in my "Friend Request" queue for a year before I went through it.

Anyhow, bought my new phone. Hope it works good. It is a US version unlocked Galaxy Edge S7 for $150 what I have seen the phone for even at ATT stores. It is AT&T branded which is fine because I'm switching to them for better signal. May switch to h20 later after I get all the AT&T updates for the phone if they are cheaper. Pretty much assuming these were someones order mistake hence the good price at this web site but will need ATT updates.

Now off to take Roxie to doggie camp. She is pretty damp from being outside. Will need to bring a towel and dry her off more at camp.

Hi Sandi, so funny to see compost along with groceries. Not something you would see here. It seems in GB you all take gardening quite seriously. Probably why I like you :-)
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71. sandiquiz
4:14 PM GMT on March 23, 2017
Mass - " I can still recall opening up the bottle lids to find cream sitting on the top. One could either remove to use for coffee or shake it up to combine."

As a child our milk was like that but I now have healthy 1% fat milk (and skimmed milk) so no cream left in it. There is actually more calcium in today's milk by volume than there was back then. The reason I keep the milkman - I am the only one in the street who does - is the company are called "Milk and More". The deliver things like eggs, cream, fresh bread, potatoes etc, but also garden multi-composts and soil enhancers etc. That saves me having to fetch them - carry them to my car - lift them into my car and bring them home. The milkman delivers them right to my back gate! Perfect.
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70. GardenGrrl
4:00 PM GMT on March 23, 2017
Good Morning, have decided on splurging or at least hoping it comes down in price a bit on the Galaxy S7. The S8 is coming out in April so hoping for price drop on S7.
A new co-worker has the S7 and it is a very nice phone that takes very nice pictures. I hope my model is as robust as his because he drops it all the time and it still works.

Another beautiful day. Have just finished breakfast so need to hurry outside and enjoy before the HEAT comes. Then Roxie and I will be stuck inside like it was winter.

Hi Sandi, I do use powdered milk for my coffee and tea because it does not cool it down. (I use a lot in my tea.) Am so surprised you still get milk deliveries. When I was in London during the 80's it amazed me to see bottles of milk on inner city apartment steps.

Hi Mass, wheni lived in MInnesota definitely did some fancy snow men. Would sometimes spray paint them. Twas good times but am a bit old for -10f now.

Hi WTS, I see you are serving Scooter for dinner ;-) Didn't get around to painting house. Was too nice out.

Hi Tony, am heading out door now with Miss Roxie.
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69. plapman
2:02 PM GMT on March 23, 2017
Good morning GG. A couple of days ago the great grand daughters had some chocolate flavored breakfast stuff, it was good and left chocolate milk behind.
Have a good day.
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68. masshysteria
12:02 PM GMT on March 23, 2017
Hi G/G! ~ Guess you're still outside basking in the glow of that warm weather your way and who could blame you! It's a balmy 17F degrees here this early am and there's nothing here to bask in except being under the covers while the sunlight partially streams through a tightly closed small window. Does that count? LOL!

I see where Sandi, via her previous comment, thought you used powered milk for breakfast rather than having accidentally added a vanilla-flavored powdered protein mix to it. Easy enough mistake given my previous statement about the Cheerios episode the other day. I envy her, though, for still being able to have a milkman daily deliver milk to her door. It's been decades since we had such local dairies provide the same service for a then very reasonable fee. They're now all obsolete! I can still recall opening up the bottle lids to find cream sitting on the top. One could either remove to use for coffee or shake it up to combine. Back then, no one seemed to know about high cholesterol induced foods (butter not margarine) and beverages (cream, etc.) and its correlation to clogged arteries, etc. It sure made everything taste so good but not helpful to one's health. Boy, how we've evolved since then!

Have a great Thursday and will check back with you again later!
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67. sandiquiz
8:59 AM GMT on March 23, 2017
Milk power....?
I haven't used milk power for over 50 years! When I was a teenager a milk powder called Marvel was fashionable to put in your coffee - it was useful at college when we didn't have fridges in our rooms, as it didn't go off... but would no more think of using it now than eating cold cabbage!
I have my milk delivered to the door at 4 am each morning... yes - we still have milk deliveries here. You pay a premium but I like to pick up a "bottle" of milk off the doorstep to make my first coffee of the day!! lol
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66. WatchinTheSky
3:30 PM GMT on March 22, 2017
Hmm, painting the outside of house - something I have been thinking of but putting off. I like the color scheme but need to see if the 13 year old colors are still available. Now is the season, will get too hot soon enough... Enjoy the weekend!
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65. masshysteria
2:52 PM GMT on March 22, 2017
G/G!! ~ Boy, what it must be like to be feel summery-like weather right now! I've almost forgotten myself. Every time we get a hint of a near normal, early spring-like day, wintry weather suddenly returns with a vengence to keep disrupting the process. I think Tony and I will soon have to take up ice and/or snow sculpturing as a hobby. I seriously doubt Texas will be suffering our plight but, if miraculously so, we'll be happy to lend you our ice sculpting tools. In the meantime, hope you're able to enjoy your warm summery weather down there to its fullest!! One can only imagine the lovely pics you'll be able to take with that great camera of yours! I'll be checking for them on Flickr or the new Ark?!

Chuckled at your comment, on Tony's site, about your earlier breakfast Cheerios having swum on a sea of vanilla flavored (instead of plain), protein powdered induced milk. Hey, I can easily make that oversight while attempting to correctly read labels in the grocery store as well. I'm overdo for new glasses!
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64. GardenGrrl
2:33 PM GMT on March 22, 2017
Good Morning. It is currently overcast and not real windy. Roxie will get a quick walk at the lake but no camera safari as this light is not good for nature shots. So I'm thinking about doing some more painting on the outside of the house.

Hi Tony, yep, definitely a walk day. Going to be overcast so Roxie won't get too hot.

Hi Calpoppy, YES! Happy Friday indeed. Now it is Saturday and am going in all different directions in what I want to do today.

Hi Shirley, Thank you. The Wax Wings have been coming around so I know it is spring. Haven't seen a hummingbird yet but have the feeder out.
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63. plapman
1:17 PM GMT on March 22, 2017
Good morning GG. It's good to see your getting Roxie out for walks. I just took Abbey out for a short walk yesterday.
Have a good day.
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62. WeatherWise
5:48 PM GMT on March 21, 2017
Sharing the FIRST GIFT OF SPRING!

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61. calpoppy
1:54 PM GMT on March 21, 2017
Happy Friday!!!
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60. plapman
1:25 PM GMT on March 21, 2017
Good morning GG. It was spring like yesterday but today we have a north wind and it will be cooler.
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59. GardenGrrl
10:07 AM GMT on March 21, 2017
Good Morning All, It's my Friday! If I'm not too tired when I get home will catch up with everyone tonight. It is going to be beautiful outside the next few days so am bouncing off the walls trying to decide which, where what to go outside and see. Yard work and house work can wait. Spring blooms are calling.

Hi Sandi, Calpoppy, Ylee (dang that picture made me laugh), Rob, LowerCal, Mass (oh those lyrics ring true), and Shirley and WTS!!!

Thanks for coming by all. See ya this evening.
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58. WeatherWise
2:08 AM GMT on March 21, 2017
Hi GG, Just read this article about the Texas Bluebonnets blooming early this year.
http://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/17/science/bluebon net-season-came-early-in-texas-this-spring.html?_r =0
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57. LowerCal
12:05 AM GMT on March 21, 2017
Great news on the follow up! :^)


"The California Poppy bloom has started and it's amazing!"
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56. masshysteria
9:01 PM GMT on March 20, 2017
Quoting 54. sandiquiz:

Saw your comment on my blog ... We could have it on the Saturday night...April Fool's Night!!


Hi G/G! ~ I think Saturday, April Fool's night would be perfect for a farewell blog party, since Sunday the 2nd might be cutting it too close with the change over. My guess is that by the stroke of midnight, that night, all blogs will be going overboard due to the Dupral debacle.

Happy 1st of spring by the way! It's presently sunny and our temps made their way to 51F as a high. Unfortunately, that high is short-lived for this upcoming weekend, more snow flurries could arrive followed by a mixed bag next Monday. Somebody at the NWS didn't get the springtime memo!
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55. WatchinTheSky
3:41 PM GMT on March 20, 2017
Late to the party again - but Yahooo! That's gotta feel good, to get that clean followup :-) Not that it was going to be any other way ;-)

Darn that Ylee, getting all sentimental :'/
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54. sandiquiz
10:36 AM GMT on March 20, 2017
Saw your comment on my blog ... We could have it on the Saturday night...April Fool's Night!!
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53. masshysteria
7:09 PM GMT on March 19, 2017
Hi G/G! ~ Thought I'd stop by and leave you a humorous little lyrical parody created for the closing of the WU blogs. Hope it provides a chuckle or two.

I found an old tune by Joni Mitchell (and added some parodied lyrics of my own) that seem to also fit or mimic both our lot in life here on WU and sometimes life in general.



Big Yellow Taxi
Joni Mitchell,



They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot
(With a smaller website, one blog
...a dwindling) hot spot!
Don't it always seem to go
That you don't know what you've got
'Till it's gone
They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot

They took all the (BLOGS)
And put them in a (BLOG MUSEUM)
And they'll charge all the people
(Quite some dollars) just to see 'em
Don't it always seem to go
That you don't know what you've got
'Till it's gone
They paved paradise
And they put up a parking lot


Hey (blogger, blogger)
Put away that D.D.T. now
(We've got new sites on Flickr, Disqus,
the New Ark, please go see them)
Please!!!!!
Don't it always seem to go
That you don't know what you've got
'Till it's gone
They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot


Late last night
I heard the screen door slam
And a big (corporate giant)
Took away my (WU fans)
Don't it always seem to go
That you don't know what you've got
'Till it's gone
They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot

Don't it always seem to go
That you don't know what you've got
'Till it's gone
They paved paradise
Put up a parking lot

They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot

They paved paradise
Put up a parking lot


Original songwriter: Joni Mitchell




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52. Ylee
4:38 PM GMT on March 19, 2017
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51. Ylee
3:57 PM GMT on March 19, 2017
Hurrah for good scans!

A year or two from now, we'll be nostalgic about our WU days, but be happy that we'll still be making mischief elsewhere! :' )

Now, get back to work, lol!
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50. WeatherWise
12:11 AM GMT on March 19, 2017
Hi GG, That is such wonderful news. I am happy for you Take care.
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49. calpoppy
11:24 PM GMT on March 18, 2017
((((GG))))
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48. RobDaHood
10:45 PM GMT on March 18, 2017
Quoting 43. GardenGrrl:

Happy to report that my six month follow up is good cat-scans and blood tests normal and I don't have to come back for another doctor visit for a year.

However, just visited Ylee's FIN blog and could really use a hug.

(((GG)))

Such awesome news! Happy to hear it.
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47. WeatherWise
10:11 PM GMT on March 18, 2017
A Late St. Patrck's Day Delivery

IMG_6561
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46. masshysteria
3:27 PM GMT on March 18, 2017
Quoting 45. GardenGrrl:

Thanks Sandi. Dang, so many different sites to sift through now.


Dang, friend, ain't it the truth? LOL! I've had to create new shortcuts to the three new web/blog sites so to easily enter them when clicking onto my ie startup icon. Nevertheless, it's great having three sources rather than none to find those who don't wish to join most on the new Ark or to Flickr or Seeds of WU on Disqus. It was a luxury to have one stop blogging here, but what else can one do?

LIke you, I just read Ylee's final blog and started to tear up. I never realized that, back in 2011, I had banned him due to my being inundated with a troll situation back in those early years. Glad I got to quickly know him better through posts, as he's been a true friend and inspiration to many since. Truthfully, when I first started posting back in June of 2009, people thought my moniker was suspicious or nefarious and banned me as well. Thankfully, a benevolent blogger, Auburn, WU mailed me to say he thought my moniker was humorous but to also confirm that I wasn't trying to spam or create ire. Soon after, the blog gates opened back up again so to post on other blogsites as well.

It's dastardly cold here this morning with sunrise temps of 16F heading slightly upward into the freezing zone right now. We could also get a few flurries overnight and less than an inch tomorrow. Hard to believe all this incredibly wintry weather's arrived up here only a couple weeks and/or days before spring arrives on Monday. Hopefully, April will be far more benevolent to those of us still miserably hunkered down in heavy duty flannel and such just trying to stay warm ... on the inside of one's home!!!

Hope some of that wonderful warmth found down your way will soon make its way up here. Would be nice to see some greenery and plant growth return here before June!
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45. GardenGrrl
3:10 PM GMT on March 18, 2017
Thanks Sandi. Dang, so many different sites to sift through now.
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44. sandiquiz
2:55 PM GMT on March 18, 2017
{{{{{{ GG}}}}}}
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43. GardenGrrl
2:44 PM GMT on March 18, 2017
Happy to report that my six month follow up is good cat-scans and blood tests normal and I don't have to come back for another doctor visit for a year.

However, just visited Ylee's FIN blog and could really use a hug.
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42. sandiquiz
4:56 PM GMT on March 17, 2017
Brushing Roxie outdoors is good for the birds! They can use the stray dog hair for nesting material! I once had a White Persian cat who had long fur and required brushing three or four time a week. I collected the fur and put it out in a mesh tray with some feathers - about now - early March. The bluetits loved it! They had the warmest, softest nests in the area!



How did the six month check up go...?
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41. GardenGrrl
3:04 PM GMT on March 17, 2017
Good Morning, warm and overcast. Am treating myself to a massage this morning. Then it's going to be catch up on all the chores I have been neglecting so that means about an hour of actual house cleaning interspersed with maybe walking the dog at lake, playing with camera and pictures, internet, goofing off.

Hi Mass, good to know Prose is getting everything taken care of. Quite warm and humid. Still, it will be great for clipping Roxies nails then walking here on the side walk around the lake to dull the sharp spots left from clipping. Probably give her a good brushing out there as well. Hey, that counts as a responsible chore now.

Hi Calpoppy, hope you find a bio-degradable puppy shampoo. I lucked out finding the indoor dog wash. Roxie is contained in the tub and has a leash clip to keep her from running off or jumping out. Can you believe the Bluebonnets are already blooming at the lake? Hope I'm not out of Bluebonnets and pretty shots mid-April in the Hill Country.
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40. calpoppy
2:34 PM GMT on March 17, 2017
Good morning from sunny Llano! Next week rainy Llano if their predictions are correct. I have found out a new way to bath TNT without them getting upset. Just do it in the creek! Yesterday I took them on our afternoon hike, they were hot and soaked their feet in the creek, I then started cupping water with my hands to put on top of them and they loved it. So I need to check their dog shampoo to see if it is okay to use in the creek and maybe we can wash them today:))) Tess liked it so much when I was putting water on Tagg she butted in and said more please:))
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39. masshysteria
1:28 PM GMT on March 17, 2017
Good Morning, G/G, and a HAPPY ST. PATTY'S DAY to ya!

As of yesterday, Prose posted that all the essential people needed had been contacted and requested to survey the damage done to her house. She's is also mentioned that they, themselves, are doing fine and walking gingerly on the icy/snowy sidewalks when taking Mimi out for her daily walks. I posted to her, while outside, not to regress back to the days while young and attempting to skate Figure 8's on ice rinks. She laughed and seems in reasonably good
spirits considering.

Boy your region is having all the luck of the Irish with you current temps at near 68F and ours at a freezing low of 28F. We need our weather leprechauns to quickly get cracking on that near springtime disparity!

At least our sun's a shining and there are no further signs of snow or windstorms in sight ... for now. At least, we
might be able to usher in the official spring date, Monday, with a balmy 47F. Hey, slow but sure progress??

In any event, hope your six month's checkup went well, the other day, and your workload doesn't keep you too stressed! May your weekend be an enjoyably relaxing one .. whenever you have the time to spare!
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38. GardenGrrl
3:34 PM GMT on March 16, 2017
Good Morning. Off to the doctors for the six month check. It's downtown and they are doing strange things to 35 so have to leave early. No telling what exit or detour is happening today.

Hi Tony, the closest thing to simple is a flip phone. They look sort of like early Star Trek communicators. They also have bigger number pads.

Hi Mass, that is so unreal to see tornado type wind damage from a winter storm. weather sure is getting strange. Poor Pros. that has to really be upsetting to her.

Hi Sandi, yes, very long week business is good so we are building out the plant like crazy. Not much down time.
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37. masshysteria
12:59 PM GMT on March 16, 2017
Accidental duplicated post of below deleted.
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36. masshysteria
12:55 PM GMT on March 16, 2017
Good Morning G/G! ~ Check out Aquak9's blogsite for a copy of the pic I posted (with permission from Proserpina, of course) of the severe damage done to the side and siding of her home yesterday. Apparently, Fairfax, VA had a severe windstorm and it really walloped her home and created structural damage to others nearby.

She and RainDad already contacted their home insurance company for a claims adjuster to come out (the earliest is Monday) and a repairman is to come today to assess it all.

Boy, I have absolutely nothing to complain about after seeing this pic. My few replacement shingles and cost of repairs last week (before our blizzard) only cost us $30.00. The timing was impeccable! I only hope that Prose, her hubby and Mimi can remain safe and warm till all is said and done.
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35. plapman
1:45 PM GMT on March 15, 2017
Good morning GG. I'd like to find a cell phone that is just a phone. An impossible task. All the phones I've looked have all kinds of gadgets. Have a good day.
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